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Schuetzenfest Queen and King candidates for the 49th annual envent prior to crowning the new royalty includes, Josie Phillips, Macy Wendling, retiring Queen Micah Bell and retiring King Jon Kuhns, Aaron Goeckner, and Christian Stuckemeyer.

The Big Earl's Extreme Race held in August recently donated to the Abby Franzen Medical Benefit. Abby has Fanconi Anemia and is undergoing medical treatment. Pictured above are (Abby Franzen, Drew Franzen, Wayne and Ellie Franzen, Daryn Franzen, Mary Zumwalt and Ruth Rhodes from Big Earl's and Effingham County Sheriff's Department School Resource Officer Jeff Suckow.

Mrs. Connie Van Zanten stands along side her husband, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Jack Van Zanten, as he begins a new chapter in his life as he retires from the United States Army from over 40 years of service during his retirement ceremony in Wiesbaden, Germany, on Lucius D. Clay Kaserne. CW5 VanZanten is the last Active Duty Combat Veteran from the Vietnam War.

Sixteen soybean farmers from 11 states recently were elected to help WISHH build new markets for U.S. soy. Gary Berg, secod row far right, is the ISA District 13 director from St. Elmo.

This home located next to Brownstown school is ready for the Halloween season as decorations of ghost, pumpkins, spiders, and witches adorn the premises.


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Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 25 September 2014 16:28

We will auction the personal property of the late Dave and Dorothy Coslet of Altamont, IL.  This auction will be moved to the Hannagan Auction Center located in St. Elmo, IL on Route 40.  Watch for auction signs.


AT 10:00 AM


2005 Lincoln Town Car, one owner, Congressional Town Sedan, 4.6 V8 with only 33,407 miles; Frigidaire Side by Side Refrigerator; Dinette Table w/4 Chairs; Butcher Block Table; Nice Dining Table w/ 6 Chairs; Hammond Electric Organ; End Tables; 5pc Bedroom Suite; King Size Bed; Like New 50” Seiki LED Flat Screen TV; Older RCA Console TV; Microwave; Lots of Glassware; Franklin China Set(Flowers of the Year); Tea Set; Bird Plates; Daughters of American Revolution; Egg Collection; Lots of Costume Jewelry; Cook Books; Humidifier; U Of I Lamp; Clock Shelf; Usual Kitchen Items; Fire Place Accessories; Executive Office Desk; 2 Drawer File Cabinet(2); Antique Wall Clock; Umbrella Stand; Hideabed; Full Size Bed; Dresser; Old Trunk; Foot Locker; Wooden Golf Club’s Display; Metal Storage Cabinet; Bicycles; Metal Wardrobe; New B & D Blower Vac Kit; Hover Round MPVJ Handicap Scooter; Patio Furnace; Rockers; Silver Tea Set; Other articles too numerous to mention.

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Schuetzenfest Hoping for 50th Anniversary Print E-mail
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Written by Clyde Barr   
Monday, 22 September 2014 12:54

The Altamont Schuetzenfest has wrapped up their 49th year of hosting an old fashioned German Festaival in Altamont.
The verticit is not in yet as to the 50th but plans have already began in hopes of hitting the milestone.
The Schuetzenfest is one of the longest-running German heritage festivals in the state.

Four Altamont Veterans Participate in Honor Flight Print E-mail
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Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 09:26

On August 26, four Korean War veterans from Altamont, and their guardians were privileged to be among those boarding the Sun Country charter flight from Springfield's Capital Airport to Washington DC.
Area veterans Leo Stuckemeyer-his guardian was his granddaughter, Amy West; Willard Kopplin-guardian, daughter-Judy Milleville; Jim Shumaker-guardian his daughter, Joanne Schlechte; and Pete Braasch- guardian, son Dennis Braasch were honored with the day long trip.

American Legion Sells 120 Pounds of Fish Print E-mail
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Written by Administrator   
Monday, 22 September 2014 12:52

The American Legion Post #420 had a stand at the Labor Day celebration and sold 120 pounds of fish sandwiches. The Legion appreciates all who helped them make $800.
The Legion Home has almost been completely updated. The concrete floor soon will be painted with a recommended paint. The kitchen will get a new counter top, a new sink and a commercial style range—six burners, two ovens and a grill. When everything is completed the Legion will have an open house.

Lions Club Expresses Thanks Print E-mail
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Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 09:24

A big “thank you” from the St. Elmo Lions Club to the following businesses and individuals who helped make the Flower Power Labor Day Parade a big success this year: Richardson Brothers Greenhouse and Cumberland Trail Growers who had beautiful floats; Al Niemeyer, Mary Ann’s Restaurant, Andra Carson, Mindy Roe, Ryan Lash, Austin’s Hardware, Jeremy Dilly and all the judges.

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